Frank Darrbo is a hapless fry cook. When his wife Sarah falls off the wagon and dumps him for Jacques, a drug dealer, Frank tries to get her back by reporting her kidnapped, grabbing her from Jacques' car, and wailing for her to return. After watching Christian TV and having a vision, he becomes a superhero to fight evil. He sews a costume, finds a weapon (a pipe wrench) and looks for crimes to stop. He has problems: his wrench inflicts real injury, so the cops want him for being a vigilante, his sense of boundaries is flawed, and Jacques' gang has guns. Libby, a clerk at a comic book store, becomes his sidekick, and it's time to go save Sarah. What chance do they have? Written by
Shut up, crime!
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, sexual content and drug use
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10 June 2011 (Iceland)
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Opening Weekend: $46,549
(1 April 2011)
(20 May 2011)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
James Gunn originally wanted John C. Reilly to star, but he wasn't thought to be a big enough name. See more
After getting shot, Frank drives away and the shadow of the camera man is visible on the Crimson Bolt. The sun is on the other side (car has turned around) in the next shot in the car. See more
I've had two perfect moments in my life. The first is when I married Sarah. The other, I was downtown.
[purse snatcher runs past
He went in there, officer.
Two perfect moments, which offset a life of pain.
[getting spanked as a child
References World of Warcraft
Moonlight on the Prairie (Libby's Hum)
Written by James Gunn
Performed by Ellen Page
Licensed by Arrangement with Two Monkeys, a Goat, and Another, Dead, Monkey, Inc (BMI)
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